Note: This is a very good place to ‘bookmark’ to get the real up-to-the-minute news on world news and Israel. And, if you have not read Mr. Koenig’s book, “Eye to Eye – Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel,” you need to. –G&L
Washington: 5:18:14 pm – August 27, 2012 – Jerusalem: 12:18:14 am – Elul 10, 5772
Former Senator Jim Talent (R-MO) quoted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to demonstrate that the original platform language was consistent with the Israeli position. However, earlier this year in January, the Republican National Committee adopted a resolution that some read as repudiating a two-state solution. Although, an RNC spokesman stressed that the resolution did not represent the party’s position and that all that mattered was the party’s platform.
Last Tuesday, Jewish Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) and AIPAC, the largest conservative Jewish lobby, pushed for a “two-state” position to be included in the Republican platform. It was approved by vote and is now awaiting formal approval at the Republican Convention.
Romney, Netanyahu, and Cantor were given personal copies of “Eye to Eye – Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel.” They have been told of Israel’s biblical rights to all of Judea and Samaria and the consequences of dividing Israel. However, they have chosen the world view and not the biblical.
US Republicans are to open their national convention as they prepare to formally nominate Mitt Romney as Barack Obama’s White House challenger.
But Monday’s events in Tampa, Florida have all been cancelled amid concern over the path of Tropical Storm Isaac.
The storm will miss Tampa, but is set to hit the Gulf coast while the rejigged convention is in full swing.
Concern remains that the storm could overshadow key speeches by Mr Romney and running mate Paul Ryan.
Tropical Storm Isaac targeted a broad swath of the Gulf Coast on Monday and had New Orleans in its crosshairs, bearing down just ahead of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
New Orleans Tourism Statement: What began as a simple going-away party on Barracks Street in 1972 has evolved into one of New Orleans’ premier yearly events: Southern Decadence. Held annually in the French Quarter over Labor Day weekend, this celebration of GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) culture has begun attracting as many as 125,000-135,000 participants from all over the world in recent years.
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans right before the scheduled start of the 2005 Southern Decadence.
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